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  FOX    Mornings on 2    News  News/Business. New. (CC)  

    April 15, 2013
    7:00 - 9:00am PDT  

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a berkeley firefighter recovering this morning after being grazed by a bullet. >> and we're live in san jose where major construction is expected to begin on the
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b.a.r.t. construckd project -- construction project. gunfire in the south bay. ktvu news was first on the scene of this suspected gang- related attack. overnight rain. that's gone. here comes the colder air and the wind picking up again. it's time for "mornings on 2." good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. tori campbell is off. it's monday. april 15th. a man is undergoing a medical evaluation after responding to a berkeley call. we're live on dwight way with alex savidge. >> reporter: police are still trying to sort through why this took place. this was an emergency medical
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call that for whatever reason turned violent. one berkeley firefighter grazed by a bullet when a man who lives in this house across the street started firing shots at firefighters. this is on the 1200 block of dwight way near san pablo. that firefighter was on the scene and didn't have to go to the hospital. police tell us the shooter is an 88-year-old man. this is video as he was taken away by paramedics for a mental evaluation. there were as many as five berkeley firefighters around 1:45 responding to that medical call when police say the man inside pulled out a gun and started firing shots. one of the firefighters was hit by a bullet but only suffered a glancing wound. the firefighters ran out of the house and police moved in to surround the place. there was a brief standoff between police and this armed man inside. but eventually the accused shooter gave himself up and was taken into custody. police are trying to figure out why he opened fire. >> it is gonna be part of the course of the investigation if
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he was specifically trying to injure the firefighters or if he may have been confused. we're just not sure at this point. the concern is were they called here intentionally to be injured for there was truly a medical issue. >> reporter: berkeley police are doing a full investigation, interviewing all of the firefighters trying to decide what, if any, charges this elderly homeowner will be facing. the wounded firefighter treated at the scene. didn't have to go to the hospital. i have put in a request to speak with that injured firefighter. we hope to hear his stroir at some point -- story at some point this morning. alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. in a few hours, commuters on a major road in san jose can expect to their commute to get longer because of construction on the b.a.r.t. to san jose extension project.
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brian flores is live from hosssettler boulevard where crews will begin to dig. >> reporter: hi, pam. crews have just begun moving in here. so far traffic, pretty much moving nicely here. but that could change in the next few hours on hosssettler where lanes are we duesed. the steel -- reduced. the steel is in place. for the next few months this could become a commuter headache for those who use this road. they are digging the trench for the b.a.r.t. to cross the road. until then, the area is affected on lynndie. vta says the lane configuration will be different and reduced from three lanes to two. they will build a dedicated bike lane and pabdle pedestrian
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traffic. if you use this area frequently, construction is expected to last seven to nine months. they will begin a second phase and construction crews will be out here every morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. six days a week. official says the work condone on sundays as needed. this is all part of the 16-mile extension of the existing b.a.r.t. system to san jose, milpitas and santa clara. project officials say overall, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2018. as we take you back out here live. but they are hoping to get it done earlier. coming up, a vta spokesperson is expected to be here around 7:45. when we come back, we'll get an update on traffic and how this traffic is doing. we're live in san jose, i'm brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. sheriff's deputies in the south bay say an early-morning shooting may be tied to san jose's violent street gangs.
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ktvu's janine de la vega was first on the scene near story road. investigators say a young man was shot in the head. he's expected to survive. the search for suspects continues. >> well, it looks like there was an altercation, during the ail terlcation, there was some -- altercation, there were some shots fired. we don't know where the shooters are. >> reporter: neighbors are fed up with the growing gang violence in the san jose area. the parents of a saratoga high school student who took her own life after being sexually assaulted will speak out today. audrie pott's parents are scheduled to appear at a news conference. they say their daughter was assaulted by three teenagers while she was drunk and unconscious at a party. she reportedly took her own life after a photograph of this appeared on line. we'll have more on this about
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of efforts to have the suspects tried as adults. investigators are searching for the cause of an early- morning fire. it happened at an empty house on 37th street in oakland. here it is. started about 1:30 this morning. still not clear how the fire started but investigators say squatters have been known to sleep inside that house. it's quite possible -- the investigator is investigating at this time. >> the flames caused a lot of damage but there's no word of injuries so far. happening right now, a high wind advisory is in effect for most bay area bridges as we look outside right now -- look at that flag. just blowing. the wind advisories cover the bay bridge, san mateo bridge as well as the benicia, carquinez and dahm barren to bridge. a small craft advisory has been issued between puerta and
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pigeon point. tara moriarty has been out there all morning and will join us live at 7:30 to tell us how this is affecting the great highway. sal is keeping an eye on the winds. he's also looking at walnut creek. it's kind of slow. southbound 680 and walnut creek. we had an earlier crash in san ma san ramon -- in san ramon. it's a mess from walnut creek to danville. this traffic is beginning to back up into pleasant hill. if you are a walnut creek driver or a concord driver, one tweeter will be outraged when she sees this backup. give yourself extra time. we're not starting off well here in the diablo valley. this is a look at the westbound bay bridge. that's backed up for a 25 to 30- minute delay. no major problems on the bridge. it's windy as tara has been mentioning. all of us have been on wind
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patrol. steve and i especially. the traffic will be okay. this morning's commute is all right in the south bay. we see the road sensors. not too much slow traffic. 85 near highway 17. steve, today, it will be windy. >> sal, our best tony bruno. it's outrage. >> that's right. >> it will be. we had a little bit of light rain last night. that's gone. now still some partly cloudies around. here comes the cold air. this will be the coolest day by a long shot. the wind picks up a little bit later. our system that came by, not a lot to it but a little bit up in the sierra nevada. it's moving fast. it will be out of the picture. wind advisories out at 11:00. the chp has issued some for the bridges. that's different from what the weather service is issuing. system is not that cold per say, but for this time of year, it definitely has a billion chill in the atmosphere. it's rather dynamic. does not hold a lot of
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moisture. coolest day of the week will rebound by the time we get to wednesday. but the wind will pick up. not everybody is in on it right now. real quick, had a nice tweet from melissa in kirkwood, missouri, she said we have more thunderstorms and rain. there's another system going through. snow again from denver to 880 to omaha. all roads lead to omaha. while we get a little bit of rain, there's old man winter holding on to parts of the country. if you have flight plans, it might be delayed. 37 already in calistoga. there's upper 30s in mendocino county. middletown, 38. kind of windy up to clearlake. 40 osen the temperatures -- 40s on the temperatures. 40 bookends reno and tahoe. there's cool air in place, it will get cooler. it will be sunny to mostly sunny. that wind will pick up. temperatures hard pressed to
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kind of warm up too much. 50s and 60s. but after today, i mean, the good news with april this time of year, the temperatures get modified pretty fast. that wind will turn more easterly. warmer. slight dip but pretty good on the weekend. 7:10 is the time right now. all state and federal income taxes due today. it's april 15th. a lot of people don't drop their forms in the mail until the last minute. so a few bay area post offices will stay open. oakland and san jose will be opened until 10:00 p.m. petaluma, the processing and distribution centers will keep the doors open until 8:00 p.m. the sfo post offices will be opened until midnight. amc theaters is offering a could you mown for a small --
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coupon for a small cop porn. boston market, $10.40 for ribs. >> being creative. >> yes. some visitors at the 911 memorial are being charged a fee. why some say that violates the mission of the memorial. secretary of state john kerry's morning to north korea as he wraps up his visit to asia.
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a little bit of rain overnight. that seems to be gone. the wind will pick up. wind advisory starts at 11:00. at least it will be sunny. secretary of state john kerry announced the united states is ready to reach out to north korea's leadership. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom says
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so far, north korea is turning down peace talks. kyla? >> reporter: north korea refused to take up south korea on its offer over the weekend to start negotiations. north koreans are focused on a three-day celebration marking the birth of their first leader. he's the grandfather of kim jung un . in south korea, people are demonstrating against the north, calling for other countries to support the united states' effort to bring peace to the region. john kerry is counting on north korea's allies in china to move the peace process along. kerry met with officials over the weekend. he says they are very concerned about the instability. >> we are going to work because we've agreed to very closely with china to try to change this dynamic from the past and not simply keep repeating this year to year. >> reporter: secretary kerry says the u.s. has made very clear to north korea the
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conditions that need to be met to start negotiations. we'll break them down for you when i see them next hour. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. on his way back to washington, secretary of state john kerry is going to make a stop in chicago to visit the parents of the young u.s. diplomat killed while delivering books in afghanistan this month. >> she was really doing the best kind of our work that so many of our foreign officers do, full of enthusism, full of energy, full of high ideals. >> kerry met 25-year-old ann smeddinghoff when he was in afghanistan at the beginning of his overseas tour. she and four other americans were killed while walking from a military base to a nearby school. apparently from a suicide car bombing. 7:16. the other big issue before the senate this week, immigration reform. the so-called gang of 8 senators is due to unveil their plan. it includes a path to
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citizenship for the estimated undocumented immigrants here. marco rubio, who is a republican, says the current system is not good for anybody. >> what we have in place today, the status quo is horrible for america. the only people benefiting from it are the people trafficking human beings cross the border -- across the border and hiring cheap labor. >> this would take ten years for undocumented workers to get a green card and three more years to become an american citizen. they would also have to pay a fine and pass a background check. key parts of new york state's tough new gun control law kick in. owners must register guns today, starting today. gun owners will be limited to seven bullets or magazines except at firing ranges and
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competitions. but the nr will go to -- but the nra will go to court today to try to expand that. supporters of the legislation say they don't know if there are enough votes in the senate for this to pass. right now, only three republicans say they will vote for the bill. others say they are stul studying the provisions -- still studying the provisions? i have to look at it. >> this -- provisions. i will have to look at it. >> i can't support this bill. >> opponents of the bill say background checks won't keep criminals from obtaining weapons. they say there needs to be a greater focus on mental health and violence in society. investigators in texas a man committed suicide over the weekend at the nascar race at the texas motor speedway. witnesses say the man was involved in a heated argument with several other spectators just before he pulled out a gun
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and took his own life. the suicide happened, doesn't appear it was any kind of a gun protest. visitors to the national 9/11 museum, they are being charged a $2 fee. this took effect for those reserving passes online or over the phone. family members of some of the 9/11 victims say that fee violates the mission of the memorial. >> i think it's ridiculous for somebody to do -- it's like a cemetery down there to pay your respects. you shouldn't be charged. we told there wouldn't be a fee and now there is. >> officials say the fee supports the operations of the memorial. the faa is ordering inspections for 747s because of a tail part. all of the affected jets must have the part in the tail
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replace. that will cost more than $9,000 per plane. the faa says no reported problems from that faulty part at this point. former president bush is officially a dpreand father -- a grandfather. his daughter jenna bush hager gave birth to a baby girl. her name is margaret laura hager. they are gonna call her milo. mr. bush and his wife laura are absolutely thrilled about becoming grandparents. >> congrach labltions to them -- congratulations to them. windy weather returns to the bay area. steve paulson is gonna tell us when the conditions are really expected to kick in. visitors are not allowed into a national park where vandals have struck. now park rangers are blaming social media for problem. >> we have some slow traffic on 680. it's beginning to unwind. i will tell you why it began so
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a spring snowstorm in minnesota, causing problems for drivers. yesterday, three semitrucks carrying pigs and cattle crashed temporarily shutting down part of the highway. luckily nobody was hurt. but it did take several hours to get the animals off -- off the road. snow and ice caused several other cars to lose control on the highway. back here at home, amtrak says a derailment in fremont on saturday night will not affect your commute. it happened saturday night heading to los angeles. no one was hurt. the capital corridor trains are running this morning. still no word on what caused the derailment. the chp will be investigating the tour bus
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involved in a crash that injured 16 people. the accident happened on the highway 41 near yosemite just after 6:00 on saturday night. authorities say the driver was going too fast, lost control and smashed into a tree. 15 passengers and the tour guide were injured. the driver was not hurt. the highway patrol will be looking at the bus to try to determine if maybe mechanics were part of the problem. well, part of joshua tree national park in the san bernardino county is closed to all visitors. that's after graffiti like that was scrawled on giant bolders where indians may have etched things more than a thousand years ago. the national park service says vandals bragged about what they had done on facebook and that encouraged other people to do the same thing and mark that same area. the vandals who are captured are gonna face a $5,000 fine and possibly six months in
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jail. 7:24. let's check back with sal. you are keeping an eye on walnut creek still. >> that's right. we had an earlier problem in san ramon. traffic on 680 in san ramon and danville has been very slow. it backed up into walnut creek and -- it started with an early- morning crash in san ramon that was finally cleared from the lanes. but it has been very slow. it's still beginning to -- starting to unwind. but it's still very slow. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. that's about a 15, 20-minute delay. not especially bad. once you get on the bridge you will find it's pretty windy. 101, 280, not filled in. 101 looks good with slowing near the 880 and near 237 heading north. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a little bit of rain fell overnight. not a lot. a little bit.
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now we have mostly sunny skies. low clouds hanging around. but that cold air, here comes the breeze. cold air is filtering in, it will be a beautiful davisibility -- day visibilitywise. wind advisory doesn't start until 8:00 a.m. there are gusts near the point reyes lighthouse. 42 napa airport. there's a lot of 30s up in mendocino county and lake county. 38 in middletown. this system doesn't have a lot of moisture with it but it has a lot of cold air. as the-gets going, it will crank up the wind machine. maybe gusts of 45, 50 on the coast tonight. windy, sunny to mostly sunny, but getting colder. so that north wind picks up later on. temperatures well below average on the cool side. the good news, what's the good news? this time of year, temperatures can roo he bound pretty fast.
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crescent city, ronald and james up in eureka. they are 35 degrees up there. it's april, isn't it? my goodness! cold mornings. that will take us to the middle of the week and not too bad as we head to the weekend. police in san jose are searching for a suspect who hit a police officer with his car. where this happened and how you are being asked to help. we're live in san jose where the parents of a teenaged girl who took her own life after photos spread online will be speaking out for the first time in the next couple of hours. we'll tell you what they want to say. >> reporter: we're live along the coast where wind gusts are expected up to 45 miles an hour today. we'll tell you how long it's expected to last and how it could affect your morning commute. [ birds chirping ]
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the family of a saratoga high school student who took her life following a reported sexual assault will be speaking out this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live with more on the news conference with a tragic case that's getting national attention. janine? >> reporter: that's right. it sparked outrage. this news conference is gonna take place at the radisson hotel that you see behind me.
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the parents of audrie pott have never spoken out to the media but they want to do so and talk about this sexual assault that allegedly happened to their daughter. prosecutors say audrey had been drinking and was unconscious when she was sexually assaulted last fall. after the attack, the boys e- mailed and eight days later, audrie pott killed herself. the three boys have been arrested. the lawyers for the boys say though are concerned -- they are concerned about the statements made in this case. a news conference will be taking place at 11:00 a.m. i'm joined by ed vazquez. you are the spokesperson for the pott family. what do the parents want to say? >> well, they would like to encourage other parents to talk to their kids, have an honest
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discussion about what took place. we know there are rumors that have been circulating around the campus for more than seven months now, including what happened. have an honest discussion with the kids, find out what happened and come forward and help us put together the answers to the questions that the parents, you know, deserve to have answers for. >> reporter: besides that, they are interested in legislation, correct? >> there is. when you have a sexual assault that takes place, there's two levels of -- of damages that occur here. one is whether you are conscious sand the other is whether you are unconscious and in audrie's case, she was unconscious. so the prosecutors have to prove that these kids should be tried as adults because audri. he was unconscious. >> reporter: thank you, ed vazques. audrey's parents are very ada mant these three teenagers be
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tried as adults. the defense attorneys are saying please keep in mind these boys are innocent until proven guilty. we'll continue to follow the story and bring you that news conference. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. san jose police are searching for a burglary suspect who hit an officer with his car. it happened last night outside a concert at hp pavilion. while the police officer was doing traffic control. police say the suspect had just broken into a car and was trying to get away after the owner of the car confronted him. the police officer has a fractured leg. police say the suspect may be driving a 2008 black four-door acura tl. if you have any information, please call san jose police. 7:33. accused serial killer joseph naso is due back in a marin county courtroom this morning. the 78-year-old defendant is acting as his own lawyer as he gets ready for his trial. he's accused of killing four northern california women in
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crimes that date back to the 1970s. his trial is due to begin in november. an 8-year-old boy in rohnert park is recovering this morning after suffering a heart attack after suffering a little league baseball game over the weekend. it happened at vista park saturday afternoon. he was hit in the chest with a baseball while batting. after trying to run the first base he collapsed. luckily, two off-duty paramedics were in the stands and performed chp before an ambulance arrived. it's windy out there. it's supposed to get worse. right now, most bay bridge bridges are under wind advisories. tara moriarty is in san francisco checking in on the wind conditions firsthand. tara? >> reporter: it's definitely windy. hold onto your heights. think about taking the kite out. you will get some use out of it. the surf is rolling in. it doesn't look that bad but up
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near pigeon point and point arena there's a small craft advisory in effect until 9:00. in three hours, the winds really kick in. the great highway is shut down between skyline and lincoln. we are expecting up to 45-mile- an-hour wind gusts in areas, that lasting through 9:00 tonight. yesterday afternoon, beachgoers fought off pelting sand with blankets and sands. kite surfers didn't really last long on the water. residents in the sunset district said the howling wind kept them awake last night. >> it was blowing in your face. it was 75-mile-an-hour gusts last night. that was a little irritating. other than that, it doesn't bother me. >> 45 miles an hour, nothing. >> piece of cake. >> reporter: in burlingame, a large tree came down on california drive. nobody was hurt.
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but the toppled tree did damage a parked car. in san francisco, damage still evidence on 28th where trees came crashing down on a baseball diamond and debris littered the park. there is a high wind advisory for most of your bridges. for more than that, we'll check in with sal castanedo. how is it going? >> it's busy, as you mentioned, the bridges will be tough driving. all of the bridges, too. bum barren to and bay bridge -- bum barren to and -- dumbarton and bay bridge. northbound 101, that looks okay approaching the 80 split. southbound 101 looking okay down to the airport and the peninsula. the bay bridge is about a typical delay of 25 to 30 minutes at the toll plaza. no problems on the bridge itself getting into the city. we mentioned the san mateo and dumbarton bridge we haven't had any traffic problems. some slowing on 880 southbound from about 238 as you drive
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through to fremont and a new crash reported westbound 580 just east of santa rita road. that's a couple of vehicles. they are moving them to the right-hand shoulder. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> you are welcome. >> did i dream i heard some rain? no. it rained a little bit last night. not a lot. still some low clouds around. kind of partly cloudy, east bay, south bay, peninsula. a little cloud cover left over. it's really ushering in the colder air now. had a few snowshowers flurries up in the sierras. wind advisory, 11:00 a.m., even though it's kind of breezy. it's not widespread or anything. nothing like we had last monday. i think things pick up here in the afternoon. associated with a system. it doesn't have a lot of moisture with it. it's kind of cold air. sun and clouds in the morning. kind of breezy to gusty winds. this will be the coolest day.
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that cold air is filtering in. the wind will pick up. but then we'll start to rebound. rain towards st. louis and back to the midwest. here they go. more snow, interstate 80. omaha to north platte all the way down to denver, more snow back in denver. there was record snow in bismarck, north dakota, 17 inches of snow. my goodness. only on winter, hanging on, hanging on. our system will be a pretty good weathermaker as it moves across the country. it doesn't do much for us but gives us cool readings. for april, 37 up in calistoga, a lot of 40s here showing up. a very few 50s. 46 in san francisco. that's brisk. 36 up in reno and tahoe. 41 in eureka. they were 35 in crescent city with frost on the rooftop. that's chilly for this time of year. a little bit of light rain as well. for us, look for a windy pattern later on today. mostly sunny, there's some low
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clouds but getting cloudy as well. 50, 60s on the temperatures. gilroy, antioch, a soft 66. mountain view, 62. fremont in there, san mateo, 61. it will be cold tomorrow morning but it will be breezy sunday and a little warmer and then warmer weather kicks in with the 80s coming back. you remember the 80s, pam. >> he why, i -- yes, i do. >> the weekend looks pretty good. the search has ended for a hiker who was swept away yesterday in an avalanche in washington. now, the other two men were rescued. they are expected to survive. >> according to one of the climbers, i mean, it came on them without any warning. he said he was carried about a thousand feet. >> on saturday, a separate avalanche killed a woman hiking with her dog near snoqualmie pass. people nearby were able to dig the woman out of the snow but
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she died a short time later. 7:39. an italian court is deciding whether to indict the captain and some crew members of the costa concordia. that's the crew ship that ran aground killing 32 people off tuscany. prosecutors want the captain to stand trial for manslaughter. in this iraq, people are dead, more than 200 -- in iraq, people are dead, more than 200 injured after car bombing attacks. busch saturday's election will be a key test of security forces ability to keep voters safe. no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings but al qaeda is suspected. this morning, hugo chavez's successor has been declared the winner in the election. but his opponent is demanding a recount. ♪ >> nicholas madura supporters took to the streets to
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celebrate his narrow victory. of 57% of the vote. his challenger took 39%. maduro has been the instrum leader hins chavez -- instrum leader since chavez died last month. >> many -- many waited in line for strong support for maduro. others say it's time for a change. >> we need to be held of all of this going on. >> locals stay their vote is symbolic because it's counted after the official election results are declared. 7:41. coming up next -- trouble at the happiest place on earth.
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the reason some popular disneyland rides are shut down until further notice. a new study suggests young drivers are less distracted when they have friends in the car. we'll tell you what the study says when they drive alone.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news and "mornings on 2" taking you live to the new york stock exchange. dow jones down 71 points. nasdaq, s&p 500 down -- actually, nasdaq down .75. reaction to disappointing economic news, some good news,
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city bank reports -- citibank reports better than expected results. dish network is offering to buy sprint next tell. we just checked. sprint's stock -- it's up about 15.5% right now. almost 1 point. there's already a $20 billion on the table by the japanese phone company soft bank. that offer would require an approval from u.s. regulators. >> another stock to watch, citigroup. that's after it beat walt's expectations -- wall street's expectations. profits are up 17% from the same last name -- from the same time last year. that stock is up about 3% now. wells fargo slashing its list of approved money managers and investments that it markets to
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its wealthiest clients. that will reduce move to the bank when litigation and comcliance. the -- compliance. that will be cut almost in half. 7:45. general motors and ford setting aside their long-standing rivalry and working together. the teaming up to develop new newell fuel efficient automatic transmissions. the engineers will jointly design nine and ten-meet transmixes that will go into many of the cars and trucks. they will save millions of dollars by cooperating. a new study claims young drivers still talk on their cell phones more often when they drive alone. the study says 95% of surveyed participants between the ages of 16 and 21 admit they talk on their cell phone, they post on social media, e-mail and text while driving with no passengers. but when there are passengers with them in the car, young drivers say they don't mind
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disconnecting from electronics as they drive. two rides at disneyland and california adventure remain closed because of safety concerns. disney is reviewing safety procedures for the space mountain and soaring over california rides. they were shut down on saturday. both rides will remain closed until the review is finished. no word yet when the rides will open. the matterhorn and bobsled closed on saturday but reopened yesterday. 7:47. a congressional investigation says specialty pharmacies have very little state oversight. the investigation found most states don't inspect compounding pharmacies and those pharmacies are not required to amount of drugs. compounding pharmacies make specialized drugs for patients with particular needs. a hearing about this issue will be held tomorrow morning. the a.i.d.s. healthcare foundation is offering free meningitis
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vaccines in the wake of a meningitis death. a 33-year-old man died on friday from the disease. the victim had recently gone to a nationally-attended lgbt party in palm springs. it's possible the disease could be spreading. one san francisco man won't take any chances before visiting his brother in new york. >> he was like, hey, please get vaccinated before you come out here. i know you have a boyfriend. it's spreading fast. there was a case out in palm springs. it's huge right now. >> the san francisco health department is urging gay men to get vaccinated if they plan to travel back east. state health officials will continue to investigate the death on friday to identify where that victim may have been infected. today the u.s. supreme court takes up the issue whether human genes can be patented.
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the american civil liberties union is challenging that, arguing that no company should have rights to what is essentially part of the human body. biotechnology companies say they have risked billions of dollars to conduct research. today a second bill to ban plastic bags will be conducted in san mateo. alex padilla wants them phased out. a similar bill will be held on the session. several bay area cities already ban plastic bags. large banks are starting to get into the prepaid debit card market. the monthly fee ranges between $5 and $7. that's a better deal than most prepaid debit cards which
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charge fees for enrollment and it comes to $20 a month for the average user. well, another sign the housing market is starting to get a little better. more home buyers are finding mortgages available that require less than a 10% down payment. during the first quarter of last year, only 6% of loans allowed that. now almost 20% of all conventional loans require down payments between 5% and 10%. an australian has won the masters golf tournament for the first time ever. [ cheers ] >> there it is! adam scott! >> adam scott, made a 12-foot birdie putt on the sudden death hole. he's become a national hero in australia. even the prime minister loves him. >> congratulations to adam scott. this is an historic day for
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australians. >> scott one as thousands of golf fans are heading to work in industrial, their support was loud and clear. they cheered in buses and honked horns. >> have to throw a shrimp on the barbie. >> i know. the new call for gamblers
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thousands of tourists expected to join an unofficial celebration of maurb. on saturday, more than 50,000 people with -- marijuana. on saturday, more than 50,000 people are expected to light up a joint in denver's civic center park. and 150,000 people are expected
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for the dope contest. pot consider this a day to celebrate making it legal. the bay area's newest casino is now accepting job applications. the resort and casino is looking for people interested in working, marketing, guest services as well as dealers. the website has more information. the casino will open in rohnert park before the end of the year. 7:54. the story of jackie robinson was a big hit at the weekend box office. >> just here to play ball. >> just a bunch of crack pots still fighting the civil war. >> the movie 42. that was his uniform number, topped expectations took in more than $27 million.
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bearable movies usually -- baseball movies usually do so- so. 7:54. we want to go back to sal and -- i've gotten a couple of tweets. people are worried that i'm still here. i'm here until 9:00. >> right. >> i'm -- toeshry is usually here -- tori is usually here and i'm done. >> check the time. it's way after 7:00. >> yes, it is. >> good morning. that's good to hear your voice. this is a look at the traffic on 80 westbound. we have a brand-new injury crash reported, west 80 in hercules, near the willow avenue offramp. someone appears to be hurt in the crash. down the road there is a noninjury accident near cutting. that crash was reported but there are no injuries. it's moving off to the
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shoulder. traffic is going to be slow in this area. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge backed up for a 20-minute delay. getting better that we're closer to 8:00. in the south bay, northbound 280 looks good. let's go to steve. sunny for some. kind of partly cloudy for others. mainly east bay. it's getting colder. this system came in. left a little bit of rain. it will be sunny, mostly sunny. but breezy to windy at times. a no doubt about it chill in the morning air. some upper 30s towards mendocino county. wind advisory starts at 11:00 a.m. we could get gusts over 50. napa airport 42. fairfield, 43. that's pretty cold. for this time of year, the system is moving in, it will move out pretty rapidly. but the damage is done. so sun and low clouds. kind of breezy, blustery. this will be the coolest day of the week. there goes the system. not a lot to it.
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but it has a lot of oomph as we say. a lot of dynamics with it. windy, mostly sunny. the north wind will be picking up later. highs today, 50s and 60s. kind of a cool pattern. the good news, once you get to april, it doesn't take long to warm up and we will -- the days will be sunny and warmer. a slight cooldown on friday. >> all right, steve. there was some early morning gunfire in the south bay. ktvu news was the first on the scene of this suspected gang- related violence. a close call for one firefighter in berkeley responding to a medical emergency. and we're -- we're live in san jose where major construction is expected to begin on the b.a.r.t. extension project. we'll tell you how this could affect your morning commute for months to come as "mornings on 2" continues.
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welcome back. i'm pam cook. tori campbell has the day off. >> i'm dave clark. >> a lot to tell but. a major road in san jose will be affected for quite some time because major construction will begin on the b.a.r.t. to san jose extension project. brian flores joins us live from
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hotsetter boulevard. i know you spoke to a spokes spokesperson -- to a spokesperson. what are they saying? >> reporter: what a difference an hour makes. just about an hour ago, it was pretty quiet. as soon as construction crews arrived at 7:00 and more traffic -- and more workers arrived, traffic started. they will be beginning shifting the lanes from the north side to the south side on hostsetter. this is exciting news for those looking forward to the b.a.r.t. extense project. but this could become a commuter headache for those who use hotsetter. crew also begin a trench for the train to pass. until then, commuters need to know that car traffic will be affected between lundy avenue and flickenjer avenue.
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the lane configuration will be reduced from one to two lanes. if you use this area frequently, construction on this portion is expected to last seven to nine months as well. then they will begin a second phase which is not expected to start for months. but for now, commuters need to be prepared to leave early. >> i would allow an extra five minutes just to carefully go through the intersection. it won't be -- it won't shut down traffic. it's two-thirds of the capacity. just to be safe and make sure you are not rushing, allow at least five minutes extra time. >> reporter: construction crews will be out here every morning from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. six days a week. officials say the work could be done on sundays as well. this is part of the extension of the b.a.r.t. system from san jose, him pea tis -- milpitas and santa clara. they say they are scheduled for
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this to be completed by 2017. traffic starting to pick u if you are heading out -- pick up a little bit. if you are heading out the door, the traffic could be busy as you head out and probably when you come back home. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. also new this morning, a man has been taken into custody after shooting at a berkeley firefighter. ktvu channel 2 reporters alex savidge joins us now with what the fire department just said about the unusual medical call where a shot was fired. alex? >> reporter: i can tell you, we just heard from berkeley firefighters here at station one, the folks responded to that early-morning medical alert call. the firefighters involved in the shooting, very shaken up. we just got an update from the acting deputy chief. what we learned here is that the firefighter shot at. it was a very close call for him. the bullet fired actually struck this pager-like device that he was wearing on his
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belt. the device just exploded. it burst into pieces. that may have kept the firefighter from being more seriously hurt. >> the job that we have is dangerous. oftentimes people are associated with burning buildings. but the majority of the calls that we go on are medical calls and oftentimes when you are going to someone's home, you know, you don't really know what you will be facing. >> reporter: this all happened at a house on the 1200 block of dwight way near san pablo about 1:a this -- 1:45 this morning. the shooter in this case, 88- year-old man and he was taken away by pair med foiks ar-- by paramedics for mental evaluation. the firefighter was treated on scene. didn't have to go to the hospital. the man just pulled out a gun and started firing shots. a short time ago, i did talk with one neighbor who lives a couple of doors down. he said the men involved in the shooting was always pretty friendly.
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>> we just would see him. he would go by and sometimes i would say hello but that's -- you -- he would just kind of walk -- you know, he's quite old. >> are you surprised to hear what happened? >> yeah, sure. >> reporter: now, after those firefighters ran out of the house as shots were being fired, police moved in and there was a short standoff but eventually the elderly homeowner was taken into custody without incident. he's undergoing a mental evaluation. and berkeley police will do a full evaluation and let us know what charges will be filed. but again, a berkeley firefighter shot at. he was struck on his belt. but it sounds as though a device he was carrying on his belt, a pager-like device may have kept him from being more seriously injured. live in berkeley, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. sheriff's deputies in the south bay say an early-morning shooting may be tied to san jose's violent street gangs. janine de la vega was first on
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the scene at 4:30 this morning. this is right near story road. investigators say a young man was shot in the head but he is expected to survive. in the meantime, the search goes on for suspects. >> it looks like there was anally tercation. during the -- an altercation. during the altercation there were shots fired. we don't have a gun. don't know who the shooters are. >> the neighbors say they are fed up with the growing gang violence. >> the parents of a saratoga high school student who took her life after being sexually assaulted will be speaking out today. audrie pott's parents are scheduled to hold a news conference at 11:a.m. along with private investigators. they say their daughter was sexually assaulted by three teenagers at a party while drunk and unconscious. pott reportedly took her life after a photo of the sexual assault was circslated online -- circulated online. janine de la vega will be live at 8:30 with more information on the action pott's parents
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want lawmakers to take and also the efforts to have the suspects tried as adults. we're also following overnight news from the east bay. investigators are searching for the cause of an early-morning fire at an empty home on 37th street in oakland. that started at about 1:30 this morning. it's still not clear how the fire started but investigators say squatters have been known to sleep inside that home. >> it's quite possible -- the opd has received several calls on this. they are investigating at this time. >> no reports of injuries. a high wind advisory is in effect for most bay area bridges. it does include the bay bridge, san mateo bridge, benicia, carquinez, dumbarton. you can see the flags are blowing, a small aircraft advisory also been issued between point arena and pigeon point. that means conditions are
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hazardous for small boats. ktvu's tara moriarty will have a live report coming up at 8:30 tell us how the winds are affecting the great highway. 8:06. b.a.r.t. is changing the meeting time for some of its board meetings so more people can attend. the meetings usually start at 9:00 nt morning but some -- 9:00 this morning but some complained it is not convenient. they will start to hold evening meetings and if more people show up to those meetings they will decide if they will hold them more often. westbound 880 on hercules, near the willow onramp. there's a crash there. one person reported with a broken arm after the crash. most of the slow traffic is after that. as you can see, it's very slow driving from pinole to richmond down to berkeley where it eases up. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it is backed up for a 15 to 20--- 15 to 20-minute
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delay. once you get on the bridge, it's okay. a little gusty wind, you will feel it and probably feel it more today. we're looking at the south bay, 237, cloudy skies there. 237 itself some slow traffic as you drive over to 101. 8:07. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. >> you are welcome, steve. >> still some patchy low clouds around. and -- cold air has been filtering in here. just updating a bunch of things here. the wind will pick up. it's not as bad as last monday. i hope not. we have a wind advisory that doesn't start until 11:00. the system left a little bit of rain. san francisco along the coast, santa cruz mountains. santa cruz, santa clara valley, morgan hill. that looks to be long gone. but clouds holding on. south bay as well. overall, really the cold air and wind picking up is the bigger story. wind advisory, doesn't really kick in. the strongest gust is point
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reyes lighthouse. you can see how the low drives in. there's not a lot of moisture with it. but there's a lot of cold air. sun, clouds, kind of breezy, gusty winds in the morning. more so on the coast. this will be the coolest day. the wind will pick up later this afternoon. that's our system. there's not a lot to it. it's rather dynamic. a couple of things to take note. record snowfall in bismarck yesterday. 17 inches. records go back to 1875. they shattered that record. you can see a line of snow continuing from omaha, nebraska to denver and the rockies. winter is not done yet. that's that big system right there. big low moving into minnesota and then controlling much of the weather throughout the great lakes. there's a big system there. this little guy will ramp up big time as it moves across the country. for us it will be the cool air and wind. still rather breezy to windy. especially parts of mendocino county. it will be a cool day already
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cold. had some mid-30s in crescent city and 49 sacramento. this is very un-april like. we will rebound. it doesn't last too long. getting colder air. the cold air ploferns in. the -- comes in. the wind picks up. soft 64. concord, 64. 50s and 60s. tomorrow morning it will be cold. breezy, warmer and then sunny and warmer weather on wednesday into thursday. a little cooldown on friday. it will still be pretty good as we go into the weekend. all state and federal income taxes, they are due today. a lot of people wait until the last minute to drop their tax forms in the mail. so a few bay area post offices will stay open later than usual tonight, including the main post offices in san jose, oakland and san francisco. more people are filing their taxes online. so the post offices don't
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really expect a huge last- minute rush. some businesses are being creative to make this tax deadline day easier. sonic drive-ins are offering half-priced soft drinks, iced tea and slushes. arby's is giving out coupons on its facebook page. you can get a free order of fries or potato cakes and enter a drawing. office depot is offering some free shredding and coupons as well. 8:11. an international manhunt for a dangerous fugitive. the french gangster who blasted his way out of prison. the superstar involved in another controversy. this one involve, the nightmare of nazi, germany. i knew there were a lot of tech jobs available out there.
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for qualified new students. breezy for some. not too bad for others. some low clouds holding in. temperatures will be on the cool side. 50s and 60s. wind advisory starts at 11:00 a.m. zplo a former -- a former texas justice of the peace will reportedly be charged in the brutal killings of a district attorney, his wife and an assistant district attorney. eric williams was booked saturday into kaufman county jail after authorities searched his house. he's accused of making tris
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tick threats to -- terroristic threats to county employees. north korea kicked off a three-day holiday celebration without launching a missile. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, secretary of state, john kerry has drawn the line for peace talks. kyla? >> reporter: kerry says the u.s. is willing to reach out to jim kung un. but he has to take the first step by shutting down his nuclear program. >> indicated the seriousness, reduce the threats, stop the testing and indicate its prepared to negotiate on the denuclearization. those are the conditions. we need those met. >> reporter: just yesterday, kim jung un refused the south korean peace talks. some thought they would launch a missile to mark the holiday. but analysts say he didn't want to risk failing on his grandfather's holiday.
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china is believed to have the most leverage as north korea's main ally. kerry says the u.s. and china will continue to work closely to get north korea to at least consider stopping its pursuit of nuclear weapons. kerry says this is key, not only for the korean peninsula but he says this could influence other countries like iran to stop their pursuit of nuclear weapons. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. 8:16. a manhunt goes on for a french gangster who literally blasted his way out of prison. he used explosives to blow through five heavy prison doors. he also took four guards hostage during his escape. the french government claims that prison overpopulation is making it almost impossible for guards to their job. he's notorious in france for robbing armored trucks. a un warrant covering 26 counties is out for his arrest
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-- a european warrant covering 26 counties is out for his arrest. justin bieber visited the amsterdam hiding place of anne frank. he reportedly wrote in the guest book quoting ann was a great girl hopefully she would have been a believer. some view it as insenttive and the -- insensitive and the nazis killed her after learning of her hiding place. marco rubio says this current immigration reform system is not good for anyone. >> the status quo is horrible for america. the only people benefiting from the sphat kiss quo on immigration today are people trafficking human beings across
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the border an people who are hiring illegal labor for cheap labor. >> under the gauge of 8 -- gang of 8's plan it would take ten years for them to get a green card and then three more years to get citizenship and pay a fine and pass a background check. the owners of the firearms that have been reclassified as assault weapons, they have to register them, starting today. gun owners will be limited to seven bullets and magazines except at competitions or for firing rangers. the nra plans to go to court to block the magazine limit from taking effect. the u.s. senate could vote on a bill later this week that expands background checks for gun buyers. supporters of the legislation say they don't know if they have enough votes in the senate to pass it. right now, only three republican senators are on record saying they are gonna vote for it. others say they are still
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studying the provisions. i've got to give them cre get and -- cer dit and i want to look at -- credit and i want to look at it. >> this bill would limit the light -- limit the rights of the law. >> opponents say background checks will not keep criminals from getting weapons. they say there needs to be a greater focus on dealing with mental health and violence in society. investigators in texas have determined that a man committed suicide during a weekend nascar race at the texas motor speedway in fort worth. witnesses say the man was involved in a heated argument with several other speculators -- spectators just before he pulled out a gun and took his own life. investigators say this does not appear the death was a dpun protest -- gun protest. some visitors to the 9/11 member museum are being charged a $2 fee. that fee went into effect last month for visitors who reserved
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passes online or over the phone. now, family members of some 9/11 victims say that fee violents the memorial's mission. i think it's ridiculous for somebody to go, it's like a cemetery down there to pay. s to be charged. we told -- to be charged. we were told there's no charge and now there's a fee. >> the fee supports the memorial's operation. mystery tied to a notorious child killer who died in jail several years ago. the killing words from curtis dean anderson involving ear possible victims -- involving other possible victims. we're following this morning's high winds in the bay area. steve paulson will tell us when those winds will really be kicking up. good morning. westbound interstate 80. a little bit slow. but the wind is gonna be the big story today. we'll tell you more about that coming up. ♪
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welcome back. 8:23. the chilling words of a notorious child killer now has federal agents looking for several more victims several years after his death in prison. this is the story you will see only on 2. curtis dean anderson confessed to the 199 murder of 7-year-old ziana fairchild of vallejo. anderson also admitted killing 7-year-old amber schwartz of pinole more than ten years earlier. the fbi says anderson made
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another admission while behind bars in 2007. anderson said he killed six other people, no one ever heard about. >> he told me that the first time he killed somebody was in -- probably early '84. these were what he called disposable victim. >> anderson says the other six victims were young women. he died a month after making these claims. federal agents say they don't know if he was telling the truth. the fbi has set up a hot line for anyone with information about any of these cases, that number on the screen is 1-800- call-fbi. 8:24. let's check traffic now. sal is here with the i have latest on how we're do -- with the latest on how we're doing. >> right now traffic is moving along okay. the wind is gonna be the big story. we'll look at the san mateo bridge. the traffic looks good. but it's going to get even windier according to one of my
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favorite people in the whole world. that would be meteorologist steve paulson. steve, relax now. the traffic -- [laughter] >> the traffic -- he's probably surprised by that. the traffic is backed up all the way out to the macarthur maze. but he does get his weather right. if you are driving across the bridge or causeway today. you will notice the wind. it's going to be very windy. put that into your plans. you don't like driving in the wind, we'll just check with b.a.r.t. they are doing well. >> we still have slow traffic on 80. we had the earlier accident. look at 80. the road sensor is slowing a bunch of slow traffic from pinole down to berkeley. if this is your commute. you need to allow extra time. >> let's go to steve. i actually tweeted something nonweather related. steely dan will be here august 17th. >> flashback. >> i know. >> we do have -- it's gonna be a rather windy day.
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some people are in on the breeze. others are not. mostly sunny. we had the some go by last night. gave us light rain. the cool air spilling in. you can see it's coming down the coast. by the way, where the temperatures are unbelievably cold, 46 degrees off bodega bay. 47 outside of the golden gate and 49 off monterey. the cold upwelling has definitely kicked in. that's as cold as i've seen in a long time. any, any heat in the valley. any heat, by that i mean 70s and 80s. that would trigger fog. today, the wind will be the bigger story. that little guy is sweeping through. it's on its way to southern california. the wind will pick up. the advisory starts at 11:00. some areas have had a good breeze. others haven't had any wind at all. i expect that to pick up later on. the cold air is coming in. that north wind on the way.
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50s and 60s on the temperatures. and after today, though, temperatures will start to warm up. tomorrow will be a little bit warmer and then it does look like 80s for the high side on wednesday and thursday. a little cold in the morning on tuesday and wednesday. quiet pattern at the end of the week, dave. 8:27. a 9-year-old girl in the north bay taking on a global issue. what inspired her and how much money she's raising with that lemonade stand. we're live in san francisco where a high wind advisory kicks in at 11:00 this morning. we'll tell you how long it is expected to last and how it could affect driving conditions. the parents of a teen who was allegedly sexually assaulted and then committed suicide, they will spook out for the first toom. we'll tell you -- will speak out for the first time. we'll tell you what they want to say. you kids should count yourselves lucky.
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the family of a saratoga high school student who took her life following a reported sexual assault will be speaking out this morning. ktvu's janine de la vega joining us live now to tell us more about today's news conference. it's a case that's getting national attention. janine? >> reporter: yeah, that's right. the news conference will be taking place here in this ballroom at the radisson hotel at 11:00 a.m. a spokesperson for audrie pott's family confirmed they will be announcing, they will be filing a civil lawsuit against several people. the teen's parents are completely devastated. they want to hold a conference because they are searching for answers. prosecutors say audrie had been drinking and was unconscious when she was sexually assaulted
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by three 16-year-old boys at a house party in saratoga last fall. investigators say after the attack, the boys e-mailed and texted the assault to the kids at the high school. audrie killed herself eight days later. the teens were arrested on felony charges including sexual battery. >> we don't have all of the answers. so we're hoping that by today parents will have an honest discussion with their children. we know that many of the kids at saratoga high school have heard rumors. they saw the photo itself. we would like them to come forward and, you know, talk to us about what happened, what they've heard. audrie's parents plan on telling the media how they learned about the sexual assault, the kids involved and their reaction. they want to raise awareness about teenaged bully and social
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media to humiliate others. the parents are adamant they want these boys tried as adults. we'll bring you that news conference and tell you what happened coming up on the noon newscast. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. san jose police are searching for a burglary suspect who hit a police officer with his car. it happened last night outside a condition cert at the hp -- concert at -- outside a concert at the hp pavilion while police were doing traffic control. the suspect drove off in a car after being confronted. the suspect may be driving a 2008 black four-door acura. if you have information, call san jose police. joseph naso is due back in a marin county courtroom this morning for a pretrial hearing. the 78-year-old defendant is acting as his own attorney as he prepares for his trial.
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he's accused of killing four northern california women in crimes dating back to the 1970s. his crime to scheduled to begin in november. an 8-year-old boy is recovering this morning after suffering a heart attack during his little league baseball game over the weekend. that happened at vista park saturday afternoon in rohnert park. the boy was hit in the chest with a baseball while he was batting after trying to run to 1st base. he collapsed. two off-duty paramedics happened to be there in the stands. they administered cpr before an ambulance arrived. if you have not been outside yet, you may want to grab a jacket. it's pretty windy and it will probably be even worse. tara moriarty's is in san francisco to tell us about when the winds are really expected to kick in. tara? >> reporter: that's right. a little bit later this morning. we have the wind-swept look going. it's very chilly out there. definitely grab a jacket. not as bad as last week's mini
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wind storm pushing through the area. but still blowing. you can see the waves are rolling in off koetion beach. we've seen a lot more white caps. the wind is supposed to get really churning in about two and a half hours at 11:00, we'll stea wind at 20, 30 miles an hour with gusts up to 45 miles an hour. the great highway is also shut down between sky rhine and lincoln -- skyline and lincoln. these windy conditions are expected to last until 9:00 tonight. now, yesterday afternoon, beachgoers protected themselves from the stinging stand with blankets and towels. kite surfers said the conditions were rough. neighbors say the howling wind kept them awake last night. >> pretty windy. my trash was a little torn up unfortunately. maybe extra gel. >> reporter: extra hair gel. >> i love it. i don't mind it. it feels good. it's refreshing. >> reporter: you are getting a
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hot beverage today. >> oh, yeah, definitely getting the coffee. >> reporter: in burlingame, a large eucalyptus three came crashing down on california drive. no one was hurt. but the tree did damage a parked car. in san francisco, damage still evident from last week's gust where fallen trees wreaked havoc on a baseball diamond and debris littered a park in the sunset district. we have this high wind advisory in effect right now. all of them affected by that to make sure you have a firm trip on the -- grip on the steering wheel. as you can see, we have the road closed here along the great highway and this runs all the way to lake merced. you will have to figure out a different route this morning. right now, we are gonna check in with sal castanedo and take a look at some of your other roadways. hey, sal. >> your hair doesn't look bad.
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>> thanks! >> let's take a look at the commute. let's see what we have with the bay bridge. maybe this is the calm before the wind storm. what do you think? westbound bay bridge, the traffic is backed up from 880 as you get up to the metering lights. it's about a 25-minute delay which is normal. we don't have anything unusual on the bridge today. as you are driving on 101 in san francisco, northbound 101 traffic does look good and southbound 101 traffic is okay. i want to alert you to something going on in palo alto mountain view area. someone apparently allegedly stole something from the nearby frye store and is on the freeway. now the police are after them. they are about to effect a felony stop on 101 near mountain view. if you see police activity, stay out of the way and watch for slow traffic. they know who this person is and they are just about to stop him. 8:36. let's go to steve. >> all right, sal. thank you. a very good morning. a little breezy. not too bad. i was just looking at the 8
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clge -- 8:00. observations. [laughter] >> the wind is beginning to pick up on the 8:00 observations. santa rosa is about 18 to 20 gusts. it makes sense. the system last night gave us some very, very light rain. but that's out of the picture. some low clouds still persisting, especially out to the east bay. a little bit santa clara valley. but the big news, the win -- the wind advisory. i think this afternoon will be a day where we get that afternoon breeze kicking in. i will tell you, patrick said in redwood shores, the clouds up above are flying, yes, they are. that little system. it's not much of a system. i will tell you, it's gonna be another big time weathermaker moving across the country. more snow wrapping back into denver. that record snowfall yesterday in bismarck, north dakota, 17 inches of snow. records go back to 1875.
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and they shattered the old record of 5 in 1986. this big system will be followed by our little system which will gain a lot of strength. for us wind and cooler air coming in. 40s, we had a lot of upper 30s. it will be a very brisk breezy day. sont, clearing and cold. temperatures still held in check for many here with 40s. 30s up in the mountains. they had mid-30s up in crescent city. 40s in monterey. it will be a cool, cool breezy day. the good news, it doesn't take lock to warmup -- take long to warmup. january, february, you stay cold. the northeast wind coming will warm things up. 60s today, this will be the coolest day of the week by a long shot. 80s for the highs on wednesday and thursday. looks good. nice temperatures. 70s for the highs. two rides at disneyland and california adventure remain
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closed today because of safety concerns. disney is reviewing safety procedures for its workers on the space mountain and soaring over california rides. they were shut down on saturday. both rides will remain closed until the review is finished. no word yet when the rides will open again. the matterhorn was closed on saturday. but it reopened yesterday. the search has ended for a hiker who was swept away by an avalanche in washington state. rescuers say the weather is too bad to keep searching for the 60-year-old man. he was buried under the snow with two other hikers. the other men were rescued and are expected to survive. >> according to one of the climbers, i mean, it came on him with no warning whatsoever. he was carried about a thousand feet. >> on saturday, a different avalanche killed a woman hiking with her dog near snoqualmie pass. a group of people were able to dig her out of the snow but she
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still died a short time later. an italian court is deciding whether to indict the captain and some crew members of the costa concordia. that's the cruise ship that ran aground off tuscany last year killing 32 people. prosecutors want the captain to stand trial for manslaughter. in iraq, 36 people are dead, more than 200 injured after a series of car bombs. the wave of attacks comes days before iraqis vote in the first election since the 2011 troop withdrawal. saturday will be a key test of keeping voters test. no one has claimed responsibility for the bombings but al qaeda is suspected. this morning in venezuela the successor to hugo chavez has been declared the winner. but his opponent is demanding a recount. nicholas maduro supporters
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protested in the street to celebrate his victory. but his challenger took 49.1%. maduro has been the interim leader since hugo chavez died of cancer last month. he cam pammed on a -- campaigned on a promise of protesting socialism. a 9-year-old is running a lemonade stad hoping -- stand hoping to raise awareness of child slavery. she created make a stand lemonade. she's worked in the stand in sausalito nearly 300 days in a row. she was inspired by kids were forced to carry big rocks. >> how much does this cost for a cup of lemonade? >> it's kind of a donation. >> her family says she's raised $100,000 through a website
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where people can come by and buy virtual lemonade. the family hopes to sell the lemonade in stores in a few weeks. it's a spot widely thought of one of california's natural treasures. why the joshua tree national park is closed to visitors. >> reporter: we're live in san jose where major construction is expected to begin on the b.a.r.t. construction project. we'll tell you what areas will be affected on your morning commute as "mornings on 2" continues. is it wrong to buy an entire outfit to match your mani-pedi? shop like a fashionista. not if you find something amazing for less than the price of it. save like a maxxinista. designer brands at t.j. prices. t.j.maxx.
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we have a traffic alert for the san mateo bridge. three lanes are blocked. only three lanes at the high rise, westbound san mateo bridge. we're just finding out this crash involves minor injuries. but nevertheless they had to get someone out of the car. westbound san mateo bridge at the high rise. you are looking at this traffic moving along. many drivers unfortunately don't have any idea what they are heading out to. the signs are flashing as you can see. but i would advise you to use the dumbarton bridge instead. we'll have another traffician date coming up -- traffic update coming up. an 80-year-old man from berkeley getting a medical evaluation after firing a shot
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at a berkeley firefighter just hours ago. it happened during a medical call at a home on dwight way in berkeley. the bullet grazed the inform but he was not seriously hurt. had i winds are -- high winds are the bay area. later on wind gusts may hit 45 miles an hour in some bay area cities. time is running out. if you haven't filed your taxes yet, today is the deadline for filing annual income taxes with the irs. the irs expects about 90% of the returns to be filed electronically. the average refund more than $2700. well, it's about to get worse before it gets better. construction on a major road in san jose starts today. it is for the b.a.r.t. to san jose extension project. ktvu's brian flores joins us now from hostsetter boulevard. more traffic about to change in the next few hours. prin? >> reporter: good morning, pam.
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in terms of traffic take a look. i mean, traffic right now at this very hour is moving very nicely. that's not to say it won't be like that as the morning continues onto the afternoon and this weekend and then coming months. you can see the crews are meeting right now. what they are gonna be doing is removes the median for the most part of the day and then they will end up removing -- reconfiguring the lanes on hostsetter, reducing them from three lanes in each direction to two lanes. possibly, if you do take this road, you may be seeing some major traffic delays when you come back here from work, back home. but construction crews got here at 7:00 this morning. they are ready to begin the project on the most expensive project ever in silicon valley. that's definitely exciting news for those looking forward to the b.a.r.t. extension project. but until then, this could become a headache for those who use hostsetter. crews will dig a trench that
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will go under hostsetter. but until then, car traffic will be affected on hostsetter road. vta says the lane configuration will be reduced from three lanes to two. that's expected to begin around 9:00 a.m. if you use this area frequently, construction on this portion is expected to last seven to nine months as well. they will begin a second phase expected to start after that. commuters need to be prepared and leave a little bit early if you take host setter. this is a significant east/west thoroughfare. we will maintain two-thirds of the capacity. commuters, individuals going to work or school, i would allow a little bit of extra travel time and be cautious going through the area. it's an active construction site. they also say give yourself probably about five, ten minutes when you leave for work in the mornings. crews will be out here every morning in fact from 7:00 to
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7:00 p.m. seven days a week. official says the work condone on sundays as needed as well. this is all part of the 16-mile extense to san jose milpitas and santa clara. the project officials as we take it back out here live say the extension project is scheduled to be completed in 2018. but they say they are on track to have it completed by 2017. we'll stay on top of this. we're live in san jose. i'm brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. amtrak says the weekend train derailment is not affecting commuters this morning. it happened saturday night on a train that was heading from los angeles to seattle. now, the front two wheels on the lead locomotive came off the tracks but fortunately nobody was hurt. repair crews were able to finish the work late yesterday morning and capital corridor trains, we understand they are running as scheduled this morning. still no word on what caused the derailment, though. the highway patrol will be investigating the tour bus involved in a crash that injured 16 people. the accident happened on
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highway 41 near yosemite. the driver was going too fast, lost control and crashed into a tree. the driver was not hurt. 16 people suffered injuries. the highway patrol will look at the bus to see if mechanics were a contributing factor. part of joshua tree national park is closed to all visitors. that's after graffiti was scrawled on giant boulders where indians may have etched drawing the more than a thousand years ago. the national park service says vandals bragged about what they had done on facebook and that encouraged others to mark the same area. vandals caught face a $5,000 fine and six months in jail into a congressional investigation says specialty pharmacies are not being monitored closely by state officials. the investigation found most
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states don't routinely monitor compounding pharmacies. compounding pharmacies traditionally make special drugs for patients with particular needs. tomorrow morning, a hearing on this issue will be held. in los angeles, the a.i.d.s. healthcare foundation is offering free meningitis vaccines. this after a 33-year-old los angeles man died friday from the disease. public health authorities know of a meningitis outbreak in new york among gay men. the victim had recently attended an lbgt party in palm springs. now, the disease could be spreading. san francisco's health department reassures that there's not an official outbreak here in california. right now, it's 8:51. great britain is getting ready to pay its last respects to the iron lady. the rehearsal that's taking place in london this morning. push good morning. northbound 880, some slowing. we have a big problem on the
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san mateo bridge. we'll tell you more -- coming up.
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welcome back. early this morning in london a rehearsal was held in preparation for the funeral of former british prime minister margaret thatcher. more than 800 british troops will take part in the funeral
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preprocession on wednesday -- procession on wednesday. at rehearsal, a horse-drawn carriage was carried to the cathedral. 8:54. east bay state senator mark desanya and kamala harris will hold a news conference about a bill for prescription drugs to have a patient's prescription history reviewed. thousands of tourists are expected to join an unofficial celebration of marijuana. on saturday more than 50,000 people are expected to light up a joint in denver's civic center park. and about 1500 people are expected in seattle for the dope cup. the competition for the best marijuana bud. pot activists consider april 20th a day to push for the
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legalization. so far colorado and washington state voters have approved to make pot legal last november. sugar bowl celebrated the end of the weekend. boreryial, heavenly and north star celebrated. sierra tahoe closes later today. if you want to get in more skiing, kirkwood and mount rose plan to close down next sunday. squaw valley may close the following weekend. 20,000 people are headed to the finish line in the boston marathon. the wheel compare competitors kicked off the race followed by the 51 elite women. just about an hour ago, the men started and the rest of the competition followed. last year, runners from kenya won both the men's and the women's titles. the last american to win was lisa larson whitenbo it.
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it. we -- whitenbot t. it's getting close to 9:00. wasn't to get one more look at traffic with sal. our newschopper2 got here quickly. this is a badly damaged vehicle. one person had to be taken out. good news, minor injuries. the bad news is we have a big backup on the san mateo bridge. look at the traffic just west of the toll plaza. it is at a stamdstill. now -- standstill. fellows if you can go back and show us chopper 2. there we go. this is the newschopper2. you can see one lane is getting by. we have foster city and hayward fire attending to the injured but the backup is going to be pretty severe. thinking of an alternate? the bay bridge, not all that bad. about a 15-minute delay if you have to come up here. once you get on the span, it looks good. let's go to steve.
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>> along the great highway, blusteriens can. wind advisory kicks in at 11:00 a.m. and goes until 9:00. cold and sunny today. warmer the rest of the week. >> thank you. that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll tell you the next time news breaks. >> be sure to watch the news at noon for more on the strong winds steve was talking about. the battering bay area all day today. we're always here for you at ktvu.com. thanks for joining us. look at them kids. [ sigh ]
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they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ]